Nilofar Updates : The Cyclone Nilofar has change over past 24 hours, previously it was severe one but today, in the satellite images it can be seen that, now the it has lost the pace as it makes toward Sindh, Pakistan.
Nilofer Cyclone Update: If you are in Karachi, NO NEED TO PANIC at this stage – Karachi is off from the path that is currently projected, please expect rain and stronger than normal winds, but NOTHING SEVERE.
The good news is, that the International Typhoon Alert Center predicts that Cyclone Nilofer will start losing force from tomorrow. The image attached shows the declining wind speed and ferocity. When it makes land fall, average wind speed at the epicenter is expected to be 25 knots (around 55 Km).
Absolutely NO NEED TO PANIC at this stage!
Pakistan Meteorologist Department issues statement
Severe Tropical Cyclone (Nilofar) in Arabian Sea has weakened rapidly and converted into a “Cyclonic Storm” and now located at Lat. 20.4°N and Long. 64.6°E, about 560 km in southwest of Karachi.
The Cyclonic Storm would continue to move north-eastward with a speed of 12 km/hour in next 24 hours. At present the estimated central pressure of Cyclonic Storm is 996 hpa and the average sustained wind speed around is 45-50 Knots gusting up to 55 Knots. The Cyclonic Storm is likely to further weaken into a Depression over the water in Northeast Arabian Sea near the coast of Lower Sindh (Thattah) and Indian Gujrat on Friday evening/night.
Under the influence of this Cyclonic Storm, widespread rain/thundershowers with isolated heavy falls accompanied by strong gusty winds are expected in Lower Sindh and the adjoining coast of Lasbella from tonight till Saturday. The sea conditions along Pakistan coast are likely to remain rough to very rough on Friday/Saturday. The fishermen of Sindh and Balochistan are advised not to venture in the sea on Friday/Saturday.